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CARE started work in: 1969

Uganda ranks 159 out of 189 on the Human Development Index (HDI). CARE International 's work supports refugees and asylum-seekers in Uganda, as well as helping to limit risk of disease, and prevent gender-based violence.

What CARE International does in Uganda 

CARE International has worked in Uganda since 1969.  

In recent years, Uganda has taken in more than 1 million refugees and asylum-seekers from neighboring countries experiencing conflict and famine. On top of this, Uganda is at risk of outbreaks of diseases like cholera, malaria, and Ebola. 

CARE Uganda supports refugees and limits the risk of disease outbreaks by providing both refugees and their hosts with comprehensive services including water, sanitation, and hygiene services, shelter, and diverse job and livelihood opportunities. We also focus on preventing and responding to gender-based violence and improving access for women and girls to sexual, reproductive, and maternal health.

Reach and impact data
Total participants reached in 2021
  • Direct 418,791
  • Women & girls 61%
  • Indirect 1,894,853
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Please note that the figures in this site may not be the same as those reported to donors or host governments based on different reporting periods. CARE's international aggregated reporting mechanisms always use the Fiscal Year from July to June.

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